False Friends


A few Spanish/English False Friends

the false friends:
English – part of speech – Spanish

the English meaning

the Spanish meaning

library – n – librería

a place where you borrow books

a place where you buy books

to divert – v – divertir

to change the direction of something

to have a good time

sympathetic – adj – simpático


nice, friendly

argument – n – argumento

a verbal fight

the plot of a book, film or play

to prove – v – probar

to make certain that something is true

to try something new, to try some clothes on

topic – n – tópico

a subject/theme


eventually -adv – eventualmente

in the end/finally


informal – adj – informal

casual, not formal


crime – n – crimen

something illegal

a murder, serious crime

to realise – v – realizar

to be fully conscious of something

to carry something out

sensible – adj – sensible

to have good sense


actually – adv – actualmente

in fact


educated – adj – educado

a person who has received a good education


conductor – n – conductor

a person who leads an orchestra

the driver of a vehicle

particular – adj – particular



content – adj – contento



success – n – suceso

someone/thing that turns out well

an event

parent – n – pariente

mother or father

family member

direction – n – dirección

move to something/where



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